Olly Murs plans X Factor loving
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 August 2011
This article is from 2011.
Olly Murs does not want Simon Cowell to stand in his way of ''getting it on'' with one of this year's 'X Factor' hopefuls
'Xtra Factor' host Olly Murs will not hold back if a girl on the show takes his fancy.
The 27-year-old singer - who is set to present the ITV2 spin-off programme alongside Caroline Flack - admitted he would not let Simon Cowell stand in his way of pulling an 'X Factor' hopeful, even if the 51-year-old music mogul was "mad" with him for doing it.
He said: "I think Simon would be mad if I ended up getting it on with one of the contestants on this year's show. I suppose I should be professional now that I'm working on it, so I can definitely imagine Simon having a stern word with me.
"But would I go for it anyway? Well, I think I'd have to - you can't stand in the way of true love, even if you're Simon Cowell."
However, Olly - who shot to fame when he was runner-up to Joe McElderry on the 'X Factor' in 2009 - explained landing the 'Xtra Factor' presenter job has been more of a hindrance than a help for his love life.
He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "I barely go out, I've just been so busy. I found dating a little bit harder after 'The X Factor', but if anything, it's even harder now."